Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Beck Album Covers.

No I'm not going to discuss the design merits of Mr Hanson's back catalogue but on his latest project which is doing covers of entire albums.

He describes Record Club as "an informal meeting of various musicians to record an album in a day. The album chosen to be reinterpreted is used as a framework. Nothing is rehearsed or arranged ahead of time. A track is put up here once a week. The songs are rough renditions, often first takes that document what happened over the course of a day as opposed to a polished rendering. There is no intention to 'add to' the original work or attempt to recreate the power of the original recording. Only to play music and document what happens."

The collaborations are with artists such as Feist, Devendra Banhart and MGMT and the results are well worth a listen, the pencil drawn covers are a nice touch too.

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